Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My new music interest - Shayne Ward

My boyfriend was a huge fan of music/movies and the entertainment industries. But I'm not. If it wasn't for him, I would be totally clueless about what's happening in the entertainment world. Do you know about the singing competition called X Factor? It's the British version of American Idol or Pop Idol we used to call it. Recently my boyfriend introduced to me the X Factor Winner 2005, Shayne Ward. I've been mesmerized by his singing talent ever since. And the bonus reason that I like listening and watching him sing is because he is really cute!!!!! The first time my boyfriend show me his video clips on YouTube, there's only one phrase kept on repeating on my mind... "Wow! He's really handsome and has nice singing voice!" Now, as I think of it, was it his singing that kept me mesmerized or was it his good looks? Haha.... he has charmed me, see if he can charm you too... watch this video clip.

(This video) Shayne Ward-That's My Goal Live at the X-Factor

I think he looks a little bit like a street gangster in this this video clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmnW9oF1InQ) showing him on his first audition and so on. Even without the clean cut looks, he still looks handsome to me (*grin*).

Also, I love all of these songs he sang during the competition:
Right Here Waiting - Shayne Ward
If You're Not The One - Shayne Ward
Summer of 69 - Shayne Ward
You Make Me Feel Brand New - Shayne Ward
Cry Me A River - Shayne Ward
A Million Love Songs - Shayne Ward
Careless Whisper - Shayne Ward
If Tomorrow Never Comes - Shayne Ward
Unchained Melody - Shayne Ward
When A Child Is Born - Shayne Ward
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Shayne Ward

Last but not least, Breathless (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUCGwiuV1x8) released on November 2007 is a nice song and album.

And I love this song Stand By Me (As shown on this video) .

There are many more great song sung by Shayne Ward. You can check it all out at YouTube. Now, am I obsess with him or what? LOL....

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Jojo's new cut

Took Jojo for a full grooming service last Saturday. This time we went to a pet shop cum grooming studio called Petsmore located at Queen’s Park, Peel Road, KL. I was surprised by the huge range of pet products they sell there. Some items which were always out of stock and unavailable at Pet’s Wonderland which I frequented to most often, were all available at Petsmore. We actually went there early around 11am and there were already a few on queues for the grooming service by appointment. We do not want to leave Jojo there alone for the long hours wait, so we made an available appointment at 4pm on the same day. We went back home and went there again later.

I was also surprised by the professionalism of the pet grooming service at Petsmore because unlike other pet grooming service, they did not put the dog to sleep before they begin grooming it. Furthermore, pet owners can see what’s going on inside the grooming room through the open glass panel. Most pet grooming studio does not allow owners and customers to watch pets being groomed. So, you would not know what has happen to your beloved pet inside there. I have taken Jojo for grooming service a few times. Sometimes she looked traumatized after it’s all done. But this time, she’s not. So, I’ll most probably going to take her back there again when she needs her grooming.

Well, Jojo’s fur was getting a bit too long and hard to maintain having the need to comb it very often so that it will look nice an silky. I admit that I am not very good at preventing tangles and keeping her fur neat when it reaches the hard maintenance length. So, that’s why she needs to go for the grooming service recently. It cost us RM70 for the full grooming package plus RM15 for detangling. I was quite satisfied by the outcome. Does anyone else besides me thinks Jojo looks nice with the new “hair-cut”.


After. “Botak” (Bald) already…… hehe…

*** Picture of Jojo at 2 years old and 4 months.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My new office laptop!

I was on a short break from work since half day last thursday (clearing my year 2007 annual leave balance). When I came back to work today, viola! I got a new laptop (Latitude D630) to be use for work. This is in exchange for the work desktop PC that I was using that I was singing on my previous post. So, bye-bye to the (*quite new*) high-tech processing speed PC and 17" monitor.... I quite like using that desktop PC because of having the 17" monitor. Hahaha....

Well, now that I got a laptop to be used at work, I can also bring it home for use. I am delighted by the fact that it is portable and I can avoid working late at the office because I can continue working at home. While there is good thing having this laptop, there comes with bad point too. The bad thing is, my boss will not going to expect me to not able to accomplish my projects dateline on time and there are even more excuses that I should start working during the weekends for work unfinished. Anyhow, I am enjoying my new office laptop now. I think I'll get over with missing the 17" office monitor soon.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Link Love

This lovely "link love" is given to me by my very good friend. It's is now my turn to pass it along to all my nice and lovely blogging friends and real life friends. And also to all my blog readers, please feel free to pass this around and let me know who you are so we can exchange links ya.

I want to also take this opportunity to thank everyone who drop by my blog and gave their support even though I have not been blog hopping as often as I used to. Sorry, I got some difficulties and inconvinience to do my blogging stuff now. I will definately try my best to support everyone and will drop by your blog as often as I could ya. Thanks for all your kind understanding. Cheers!

This is another of those Linky Love game where you only have to tagged 10 person in one post but still there is no actual limit (you can tag more if you want!). Once tagged, you have to copy paste the link in this post, and make them grow!

Do not delete any of the links and be honest to yourself! =p

Let's pass this love around to others too,

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

(The Dash) Are your priorities where it should be?

As we all strive to achieve our personnel agenda, be it a husband who tries his best to earn enough for his family, or a wife who juggles between job and at the same time tries her very best to be a perfect wife and mother, or a boy who unfailingly tries to convince his parents to buy him a new computer, or a girl who tries very hard to lose weight and look as pretty as a models in the magazine, whether our goal is big or small, we will somehow work our way trying to achieve it in whichever way that we can and in the shortest way possible. But have we ever pause even for a moment to think.... whether our priorities is where they should be?

Do spend some time to watch this 3 minute poem movie called The Dash. It has inspire many to reflect on their lives and to ask that all important question, 'Are my priorities where they should be?'

A person is valued by what they did throughout their life time and what impact they left on other people's life, not by who they claim they are.

This poem is written by Linda Ellis.

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

*** The Dash poem reference from http://www.lindaslyrics.com/thedashpoem.html

Tag: 35 Things About Me

Wow! It's great that I got another nice tag. This time the tag is from Osindak. Why I say this tag is nice? Well, it's because people reading my blog will have another opportunity to be busy body about my life minus the need to poke around for it.... hehe. Okay, without further ado, here it is...

1. Rate your life from 1-10 (1 being very miserable)
A: Sigh... I believe it is somewhere around 5

2. Is your hair long or short?
A: It's long. Going to have it cut soon.

3. Do you have many real friends?
A: I would not say I have many but it's not few either. But I do have some real friends.

4. Name friends you last hung out with?
A: Pui See, Siew Yin, Lyn Yen and Gah Ming.

5. Do you love chicken?
A: Yes!!!

6. Last three drinks you had?
A: Milo, plain water and plain water

7. Do you eat fish?
A: Yes, I especially like Salmon.

8. Do people mispronounce or spell your name incorrectly?
A: Yes, they always do!

9. Who was the last person you hugged?
A: Jojo my lovely dog (I treat my dog as a person you know)

10. Last guy you think about?
A: My sweetheart.

11. Any food that made you smile today?
A: Yes, my mango as desert.

12. Name one thing you have in common with your friends?
A: We love chit-chatting

13. Do you trust your friends?
A: Some of them.

14. How old will you be in five years?
A: Emmm... girl's age is a secret you know...

15. Do you believe in love?
A: Yes.

16. Except for family and friends, who are you in love with?
A: My sweetheart.

17. Do you honestly believe you have found the right guy/girl?
A: Need I consider more? If he's not, then I shall be a Nun.

18. Are you someone's best friend?
A: Hmm... I need to ask them to double confirm before answering.

19. Do you love music?
A: Yes.

20. Last song you listened to?
A: Everything by Michael Buble

21. What's the instrument you wish you were able to play?
A: I used to hate my piano lesson but I do wish that I were able to play the piano. Does this make sense to you?

22. Who was the last person you talked to?
A: My sweetheart

23. Who was the last person to call you?
A: My sweetheart

24. Would you consider yourself a worrier?
A: Yes I am and I can't help it.

25. Do you consider yourself as a happy person?
A: I am happier now compare to two over years ago.

26. Do you believe in saving yourself for marriage?
A: Yes, I do.

27. Last person that pissed you off?
A: Someone at work.

28. From whom have you missed the most calls in the last 5 days?
A: None.

29. Who's the first person you call when you're having a bad day?
A: My sweetheart

30. Last person who made you laugh like crazy?
A: ( see my answer on question 9 )

31. Who's your greatest inspiration in life?
A: Jesus Christ.

32. Are you a good guesser?
A: Yes, most of the time.

33. Who was the last person to sing your current favorite song and what song?
A: None.....

34. Who makes you laugh the most?
A: My sweetheart

35. What have you been telling yourself lately?
A: I got to find time to sleep early

I would like to pass this tag to:

Friday, April 11, 2008

Company training - Food & more food!

As promised on my previous post, here is the write up on what actually happen during the training. The training is being held at my office. Other colleagues who are from India, Guangzhou - China, and Bulgaria got the chance to come to Malaysia to attend the training. I partly wished that the training were being held in some other country instead, so that I got the chance to go to other countries as well. From 26th Mar. - 3rd Apr. I attended the training, I had a really fun time learning new things. It was fun because we had a very professional trainer who also tried his very best to help us solve our daily work problem such as providing solutions to help improve our work productivity. I also love the part where I get to know colleagues from other countries. Before I forgets their names, they are Wendy from China (Guangzhou), Malhar from India, Ivan and Lana from Bulgaria. Our trainer, Douglas (likes to be known as Doug) is from a different company based in Australia. All of them are very nice and friendly. Oh! Not to be missed are all the great food we get to enjoy throughout the training.

Every morning, training starts at 9.30am and ends at 5 or 5.30pm in the evening. Endless flow of coffee and tea were being served and we had light refreshments on local delicacies for tea breaks. And here's our "eating schedule" is like:
Around 10.30am - Tea break
12.30pm - lunch
Around 3.30pm - Tea break
6pm - Dinner

We been to many different restaurants to have our lunch and dinner but mainly located in Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens. Since I know the Admin personnel who organized our eateries well, I had a little influence in suggesting which restaurant we should go too (*evil grin*).

26th Mar. (Wednesday): Lunch at San Francisco Steak House (Mid Valley); Dinner at Gurney Drive (The Gardens) which serve local Penang food but with a price three times higher.

27th Mar. (Thursday): Lunch at Aunty Nat (Boulevard Mid Valley) which serve Nyonya cuisine; Dinner at Tony Roma's (The Gardens)

28th Mar. (Friday): Lunch at Secret Recipe (Mid Valley); Dinner at Stadium Negara Steamboat Restaurant at Jln Kia Peng (near KLCC). After the dinner we bring all of them for sight seeing at KLCC. The night scene are breath taking.

Stadium Negara Steamboat Restaurant: One of the side dishes... Sweet and sour crab. Yummy!

This steamboat restaurant has been on the business for a very long time. They still have the very old style of steamboat being used (as seen on the picture above). You can also have the option of using the modern style ones.

31st Mar. (Monday): Lunch at Picolo Mondo (Mid Valley) which serve nice Itallian food; Dinner at Paddington House of Pancakes.

This restaurant offeres 138 types of pancakes from all over the world. If you don't like pancakes, then this is definately a place you must try! This might be the only place that you begin to learn to love pancakes! I do! Their pancakes are very uniquely served with many combinations of food that comprises of meats and veggies. But of course, they do have the desert type or breakfast type pancakes which you must try too! They all just looks too yummy to be eaten. Take a look at the pictures below.

Such a big potion. Can you finish it? (Sorry, I can't remember the name of this dish.)

One of the banana type pancake dish (Sorry, I can't remember the exact name either.)

One of the strawberry type pancake dish from the desert selection I guess....

This pancake dish has some meat and veggies wraped in it. It taste a little like Lasagna.

Last but not least, this pancake dish is what I had eaten that day. There's 2 slices of fluffy pancakes, 2 slices of ham, 2 cheese sausages, 1 hash brownies and some veggies. The cheese sausages is really nice. When I bite into it, I can feel the cheese ooze out from the saussage meat. It blends nicely in my mouth. I give a rating of max 10 for this dish. Overall, the food taste heavenly. (Sorry, I can't remember the name of this dish either. I just know how to eat! hehe...)

1st Apr. (Tuesday): Lunch at Little Vietnam (Mid Valley); Dinner at Madam Kuan (Mid Valley)

2nd Apr. (Wednesday): Lunch at All Star Sport Cafe (Mid Valley) which was my own selection (*evil grin*); Dinner at Flying Chillies (The Gardens) which serve delicious Thai food.

Curry Chicken rice from All Star Sport Cafe.

And of course I must order my favourite dish from All Star Sport Cafe - Chicken/Beef burger with cheese. The burger meat is freshly made by the chef and it was nicely done. Really yummy. The best burger that I've tasted so far. Oh! And I love the fries.

3rd Apr. (Thursday): Lunch at Sushu Zanmai (The Gardens) which was also my own selection (*more evil grin*); Dinner at Italliannies (The Gardens) which is obiously only serve Itallian food.

At Italliannies we had some salad....

Some Mussels and Spaghetti dishes. There is also an Angle hair dish, a pasta dish and two Pizza dishes (not in the pic).

For dessert, we had Cappuccino Pie which doesn't look like a pie at all. It's more like ice-cream cake and it taste really good.

Bread pudding taste nice but it was a tad too sweet for my liking.

And the king of all desserts, we had Tiramisu to end the day of our trainning.

*** Sorry, some of the pictures are not that clear. And I forgot to take all the pictures of the food we had since day one. Was too hungry and when the food arrived, we all just gallop down everything. Also, I was too shy to be taking all the photos of the food since there are many foreigners colleagues around. Hehehe..... To sum it all, the training was great and the food was superb! I would definately recommend all those restaurant mentioned above to everyone who are looking for good food to eat at Mid Vally and The Gardens, KL, Malaysia.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The past two weeks.......

Not sure if anyone noticed, I had not been updating my blog that often for the past 2 weeks. So, what had I been up to lately? Well, I was so busy with attending training at the office. I was among the selected few who had the opportunity to attend a special advanced training fully paid by the company I am working in. The training started on 26th March until 3rd April. I got to meet a few colleagues from China, India and Bulgaria. And the trainer is from Australia but he is actually a UK citizen who is kind of migrated over to work in Australia. I wanted to include our group photo here but I do not have it with me now. Will post up later.

The training was fun and very beneficial. I also enjoyed the food we had for morning tea break, lunch, afternoon tea break and dinner. All food and drinks are fully paid by company! So, for the whole training days, I ate at least 5 times a day (including my own breakfast). I don't even dare to check how much is my weight now. LOL! In the next couple of days, I will be posting up the list of places we had our meals during the training and also some pictures that will make you feel tantalizing!

Online shopping - Home Medical Supplies

Recently I like to browse online shopping website to do some research on the things I want to buy. It is so convenient now a days where I could just search for items by designs, colours, types, functionality, item popularity, etc., and I will get some ideas on what I should look for when I go shopping. Being a fussy person, it takes me quite some time to actually buy something. I would spend endless hour or maybe months just to look all over the places to buy my stuff.

Sometimes, I also like to do my shopping online too. Through friends recommendations, I found some nice online shopping websites for clothes, bags and accessories. I have also tried to search the website for health and medical related information. I am suffering from a skin condition/allergy called Eczema. So, most of the medical information that I search over the internet is related to this. I had tried using the ointment bought from local pharmacy for treating Eczema but it does not work as well as the one the Skin Specialist provided long time ago. It was hard to make appointment to see my Skin Specialist so I resort to seeking medical help through GP and local pharmacy. Perhaps buying my home medical equipment online could be the next best thing. I can also order Exercise Ball for me to start exercising, a Blood Pressure Monitor for my dad, health books for my mom, Hand Exerciser and Stress Ball for my siblings. All these home medical equipment I can purchase online through the website such as AllegroMedical.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Car alarm remote can safe life

Another great article to share with everyone. Do you know that your car alarm remote could prevent burglar, or rapist coming into your house? It can even safe your life. How? Read on.....

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Next time you come home for the night and you go to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation.

Start keeping your car keys next to your bed on the nightstand when you go to bed at night. If you think someone is trying to get into your house, or if you hear a noise outside your house, press the panic alarm on your car key chain. Test it! It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar, or rapist, won't stick around.....after a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their window to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.

Try yours to make sure it works before you rely on it. Just know that you must press the alarm button again to turn it off.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there.....

This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

Now all you two-level home dwellers have to do is to remember to bring the keys downstairs with you in the morning!

End quote--->

Life is a gift

Sorry, I do not know who is the actual person(s) that came out with the below meaningful thoughts. If we all put it into practice, the world would be a much better place to live in.

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Today before you think of saying an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.

End quote--->

Car Radiators

My family owns two Honda cars. My mom apparently loves this car brand. She had bought a few other car brands before she decided on purchasing a Honda. Over 10 years ago, she bought her first Honda car and then she bought another one 3 years ago. I love to have my mom's old Honda car but since I don't drive very often and I kind of have a driving phobia, so the old Honda car is now passed down to my younger brother to use. It's more convenient for him to drive to his University instead of taking public transport.

The old Honda car needs more maintenance and care. A few months ago it has been taken for servicing and changed some spare parts. Since it's an imported car, the cost of having some spare parts changed is very expensive. I'm not sure what else needs to be replaced next. Could it be the radiator? It would burn a hole in our pockets because those car dealers and car repair shops usually markup their auto parts prices when they sell. Perhaps buying the Honda Radiator online from a professional radiator distributor such as the one at Radiators.com could safe us some money. Their website and customer support care line are able to provide the information needed to help us choose the right radiator for our car. Most importantly, Radiators.com gives their customer good quality product and a life time, nation wide warranty.

Next time you head off on a big trip, you should look into hiring a car hire company. With a Gatwick car hire service, a car hire service in Cleveland, or an UK car hire service, you will be able find the best car to help you have an amazing time on your trip.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Ops! I had posted the wrong video on my previous post title "THE GREATEST LOVE". A big apology to my fellow blog readers. I didn't noticed it until very much later. I have now posted the correct video associated to the post and you have to click the link to watch it.

Now here is the music video which I have accidentally posted it wrongly on the above mentioned blog post. It is a very nice song too. Here's the video and the lyrics to it. Enjoy!

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Music My Savior My God by Aaron Shust
I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

Chorus (2x's)
My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

Chorus (2x's)


Chorus: (2x's)

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior loves, My Savior lives

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Afraid to go visit the big "D"

How many of you are afraid of going to the Dentist? Yes, please hands up! Well, I am one of those who trembles in fear at the thought of needing to go to that "scary" place. It can be deem as a scary place not only for children, but adults alike. I think most people especially the male population would stay away from going to the Dentist until the very last minute because they could not tolerate the pain. Going to the Dentist for some adults can be just like small young kids who are going to visit the barber for the very first time to have their hair cut. It could be a very "tragic" experience to some.

We should all actually visit the Dentist once ever six months or at least once a year which I think most Western people does. Sadly to say, most Asians doesn't abide to this healthy living habit. If Western people could bring themselves to visit the Dentist frequently, that means not all Dental visit has to be painful right? Well, that must be it. If we visit the Dentist frequently, we could avoid many dental problem that causes those unbearable pain, so to speak. It's kind of like a yearly maintenance thing we got to do to stay healthy. But visiting to the Dentist can be very expensive. Some times, people could not afford to pay for the dental fees. Perhaps we should look at purchasing a dental insurance plan. I'm not sure whether we have this in Malaysia though. Although the company that I am working in does subsidize us on dental fees but it usually wasn't enough to covers 100% of the cost. I'm still going to utilize the dental benefits I got although I think it's a scary thing to do.

I had my share of scary experience to the Dentist. My lower left wisdom tooth has just begin to grow some time ago. And there isn't enough space for it to grow out in a nice position. So, I had to have it removed because it is pushing my lower row of teeth which could be crooked if I left it unattended. The Dentist have to do a minor surgery to remove that wisdom tooth. A tool were used to cut that particular wisdom tooth into two part so to make the extraction easier. I could still remember vividly the sound generated by the tool being used which are like an electric saw cutting through me. It was scary as I could feel the vibration of the cutting process on my teeth. After the extraction, I had to endure three days of pain and had a big hole on my gum. Now is time for me to have another visit to the Dentist again. And I am afraid to set the appointment date but I know I have to get it done somehow. Has anyone of you had any scary experience during your visit to the Dentist?